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Asia-Pacific teams forge ahead at DGC

Asia-Pacific teams forge ahead at DGC


Tribune News Network
DOHA
Asia-Pacific teams hit the front in both the Bonallack Trophy and Patsy Hankins Trophy at the Doha Golf Club course at the end of the first day.
While the action in the Bonallack Trophy was close as Asia-Pacific led the rivals by one point, their female put up a solid show and outclassed the Europeams in the Bonallack Trophy, grabbing a 7-3 advantage.
Oliver Gillberg and Angel Hidalgo secured Europe's only win of the morning session with a 2-1 victory over Gregory Foo and Kazuya Osawa. Finnish duo, Sami Valimaki and Matias Honkala, who teed-off first for the European side, managed to secure a half in their match, while Asia-Pacific won the other three matches to win the session 3.5-1.5.
In the afternoon foursomes, wins from Robin Dawson and Marc Hammer, Catherine Edgar and Frederic Lacroix, and Kristoffer Reitan and Rasmus Hojgaard allowed the European side to claim the session 3-2, and close the gap to their oppenents to just one point.
In the Patsy Hankins Trophy fourball session, Bianca Fabrizio and Blanca Fernandez were the only pair to score points for the European side, defeating Wenbo Liu and Du Mohan 3-2, meaning Asia-Pacific would hold a four-point lead heading into the afternoon.
Frida Kinhult and Amanda Linner, Zhen Bontan and Elena Moosmann, Puk Lyng Thomsen and Annabell Fuller, Bianca Fabrizio and Blanca Fernandez all halved their foursomes matches, taking Europe's total to three points.
Gudrun Bjorgsvindottir and Clarisse Louis, who teed-off first in the session, lost 6-5 to Atthaya Thitikul and Yuka Saso, leaving the final score for the day at 7-3 to Asia-Pacific.

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